Former Kansas City Mayor Sly James and his longtime chief of staff, Joni Wickham, have started a consulting firm. In an interview, the duo said Wickham James Strategies & Solutions will work on political strategy, strategic communications, governmental relations, public ...Read More »
Kansas City residents voted June 18 to elevate attorney and city councilmember Quinton Lucas to the mayor’s office. Lucas, 34, won 58.5 percent of the vote, with 39,216 votes cast in his favor, according to unofficial results from Jackson, Clay ...Read More »
Among other issues, the Kansas City mayoral debate (pictured left) focused on what the city can do to compete with Kansas economic incentives that are raiding Missouri-side businesses and possible consequences of eliminating the city’s earnings taxes.Read More »
Attorneys are starting to line up for the Kansas City mayor's office. More than 16 months away from the election, two area lawyers are looking to unseat Mayor Mark Funkhouser.
Mike Burke (pictured) is the most recent to put in a mayoral bid for the February 2011 election, and Sly James, of the Sly James Law Firm in Kansas City, has been raising money for his campaign all year.Read More »
Nursing home cases losing their luster since tort restrictions
Jefferson City attorney Anthony DeWitt (pictured, talking to former clients) used to file five nursing home lawsuits a year, including cases against a St. Charles facility whose operators were jailed for failing to report elder abuse. He hasn't filed a single case for a new nursing home client since August 2005 and the changes to tort law.Read More »